Reading and Northern Pacific #425 skirts through the countryside of beautiful Schuylkill County with a Santa Clause Special out of Tamaqua.
With a beautiful blanket of snow covering the Anthracite Coal Region, the southbound "Mountain Job" descends the grade of the M&S Branch at Barnesville, PA. A short distance ahead lays t... (more)
NS 30T, running as "930" on CP rails, heads around the S-curve above Dupont as the train nears the completion of its Montreal, QC-Enola, PA journey.
After picking up Santa Claus, R&N 425 heads to Minersville for a rendezvous with CNJ 113.
The 3pm excursion out of Tamaqua heads out of town as the MCPN-20 "Mountain Job" crew waits for their passage so that they can head to the Greenwood Running Track to spot some coal empti... (more)
R&N 425 storms through Tamaqua PA on its way to Jim Thrope
Conductor Kohl chatting with Mr. Deeble about his plans for tonight's run on the Reading Turn
425 slows to 15 mph
425 gets turned while the Private cars get shifted around.
R&N #425 leads a double header with CNJ #113 through the woods in Pottsville, PA en route to the town of Minersville.
R&N #425 rounds a bend into Minersville wrapping up a series of excursions just after 5PM. A wisp of steam and a companion plume is that of CNJ #113 coupled to #425.